“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he … More
Her recipe called for Madeira wine, and though I assumed that was Portuguese in origin, the dots connecting it to … More
A Senior Chief Petty Officer I had the opportunity to work with during a CPO Selectee training day once asked … More
Thirty years ago, I read several of Norman Mailer’s work. It was a time of controversy during the maturing of … More
Saturday morning, 3 AM, and I am awake. I really do not want to be; when I was in my … More
At the Starbucks today, I had a great chat with a police officer as we both were waiting on our orders. He is probably ten years my junior, but I had the sense, a “vibe” Californians generally would call it, that this man was formerly military. The bearing of a military veteran is different; I’ve talked with religious leaders whom I got that same sense and I then find confirmed they served in the military.
In pre-war (WWII) Northern Ireland, the businesses that my grandfather inherited and ran made a sufficient income to have a … More